Spinal Cord Injuries
Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers
One of the most devastating injuries a victim can sustain is damage to
the spinal cord. The spinal cord controls various regions of the body
and countless functions, which is why injuries to this important command
center often have extensive implications.
If you or a loved one suffered a spinal cord injury as the result of the
negligent actions of another person, you may be able to recover damages
through a personal injury claim. Our experienced
Chicago personal injury attorneys at Pavich Law Group, P.C. can assist you with creating a detailed
catastrophic injury claim or lawsuit to pursue compensation and provide the tirelessly advocacy
your family deserves.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
The boney, protective layer surrounding the spinal cord can be severely
damaged by compression, fracture, burst, dislocation, hyperextension,
or hyperflexion. The impact upon the victim will depend on several things,
including the location of the injury, as well as the full extent of the
damage. It will also rest upon whether or not the injury is "complete"
or "incomplete." If the injury is complete, there will be a
total lack of sensation and motor function below the point of damage on
the spinal cord. If the injury is incomplete, the spinal cord will still
have some ability to send and receive messages from the brain, and there
may be some function or sensation.
Spinal cord injuries include the following:
Cervical Region Injuries – Damage to this region of the spinal cord often results in paralysis
or weakness in both the legs and arms ("quadriplegia").
Thoracic Region Injuries – This form of spinal cord injury commonly results in paraplegia,
which is paralysis affecting the victim's legs. This also affects
the back and abdomen, resulting in many patients needing to wear a brace.
Lumbar Region Injuries – This injury often leads to paraplegia. Many victims of lumbar region
injuries require surgery, as well external stabilization.
Sacral Region Injuries – Spinal cord injuries of this nature often affect the lower body
of the victim, including the thighs, lower legs, feet, and genital organs.
It can result in loss of bladder / bowel function, as well as sexual dysfunction
or paralysis in the hips and legs.
Compensation for Victims in Chicago, IL
If you sustained injury to your spinal cord due to the negligence of another
party, you deserve justice. Each knowledgeable Chicago injury lawyer on
our team is dedicated to helping victims obtain generous compensation
for their suffering and losses, and we can fight for your family.
We encourage you to take a few moments to fill out a
free case evaluation form or to
get in touch with our team our team today to discuss your legal options. Pavich Law Group, P.C. would
be proud to advocate for your family and provide the strong representation you need.